Trade Bill: Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade’s statement fails to give MPs a ‘meaningful say’ over post-Brexit trade
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Liam Fox MP, the Secretary of State for International Trade, made a statement to the house on Monday 16 July, on a transparent and inclusive future trade policy. The fact that he made such a statement is welcome and overdue, however his proposals largely leave the status quo unchanged. Powers currently being held by European institutions will be returned to the UK after leaving, but rather than transferring them to Parliament they are being retained by the executive, creating a democratic deficit.